Darlene Cates Dies: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Heartfelt Tribute

Darlene Cates Dies
Darlene Cates Dies

Darlenes Cates, 69, the actress who played the mum of Johnny Deep and Leonardo DiCaprio in Gilbert Grape died this Sunday, March 25. The circumstances of her death are still unknown, Titanic actor payed tribute to her on  Facebook.

1993, a trio of young actors break the screen in the film Gilbert Grape . They are called Johnny Deep, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis. Acclaimed by critics, DiCaprio is even nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe, as best supporting actor. Darlene Cates plays the mother of two young boys and performs equally noticeable. 

It was on his Facebook account that the Oscar winnerfor The Revenant  praised his surrogate mother, who died on Sunday March 26th.

Darlene was the best acting mom I ever had the privilege of working alongside. Her endearing personality and incredible talent will live on in the memories of those who knew her, and those who loved her work. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.

According to her daughter Sheri, the causes of the death of Darlene Cates, 69 years old, are still unknown. It was also on Facebook that she announced the sad news but also a message full of hope and optimism.

“We love to believe that she no longer suffers and that she is in the arm our Father Almighty, escaping only to dance with Jesus, our Savior. (She always said she liked to dance “before”! “)

Since the success of Gilbert Grape , Darlene Cates made a few appearances in the series A funny sheriff , in 1994 and Les Anges du bonheur , in 1996.